Average Bench: 85.2% (356th of 1026)

Based on 167 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Very good average bench

The Samsung SM87 512GB averaged just 14.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM87 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 135MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.9MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 512GB is 64.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM87 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 205MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 284MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 167 samples)
Min Avg Max
413 Read 479 522
65.5 Write 284 484
113 Mixed 326 504
41.8 SusWrite 205 439
72.1% 323 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.4 4K Read 31.9 43.1
31.3 4K Write 71.6 119
13.8 4K Mixed 34.8 51.7
131% 46.1 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27 DQ Read 243 378
51.5 DQ Write 183 314
17.8 DQ Mixed 135 329
122% 187 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
322GB free
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 434 421 438 443 441 MB/s
Read 451
Write 436
Mixed 345
SusWrite 416
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 45.5
166% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 225
180% 245 MB/s
476GB free
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 288 334 283 305 311 MB/s
Read 458
Write 350
Mixed 328
SusWrite 301
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 40.4
144% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 285
215% 290 MB/s
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 297 281 263 374 379 MB/s
Read 341
Write 184
Mixed 274
SusWrite 329
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 78.4
4K Mixed 40.3
133% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 48.4
118% 247 MB/s
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 244 221 209 204 161 MB/s
Read 457
Write 276
Mixed 316
SusWrite 211
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 51
166% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 37.6
DQ Write 167
DQ Mixed 104
79% 103 MB/s
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 226 228 224 224 221 219 MB/s
Read 394
Write 272
Mixed 307
SusWrite 224
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 42.6
144% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 194
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 245
174% 219 MB/s
257GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 134 123 107 86 91 MB/s
Read 468
Write 93.5
Mixed 181
SusWrite 112
47% 214 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 38.3
152% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 91.4
DQ Mixed 165
135% 200 MB/s
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 54 45 56 38 31 MB/s
Read 474
Write 70.7
Mixed 124
SusWrite 49.6
39% 180 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 36.2
138% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 69.5
DQ Mixed 123
110% 174 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,431,502 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 512GB Builds (Compare 5,330 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 10% - Terrible Total price: $440

Popular SM87 512GB compatible motherboards:

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